can long exposures damage the sensor?

Started Jul 28, 2010 | Discussions thread
noirdesir
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Re: No not guessing
In reply to Greg Gebhardt, Jul 28, 2010

Greg Gebhardt wrote:

as many of todays sensors are running wide open when doing video and are only limited in time by the memory card.

Exactly, as long as you take pictures that are not overexposed by dozens of magnitudes (eg, taking a 10 minute exposure of the sun at f/2.8), the sensor can handle it easily.

LV or video on the other hand is a challenge for some sensors (and one reason why the large-sensor CCD cameras like the Leicas or MF do not have LV).

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